Healing Our World

Healing Our World

[inside Doctors Without Borders]

Book - 2008
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2007 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards:

     - Bronze Medalist, Young Adult Non-Fiction Category, and
     - Bronze Medalist, Peacemaker Award Category

CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens, 2008 " Starred Choice

Red Maple Book Award - Non-Fiction nominee 2009

Excerpt:

"When I tell friends at home in Canada abut the things I have seen, they often say, 'It must be so depressing!' But my work has never felt depressing. Doctors Without Borders is an organization built to act, to make things better. Together with other volunteers and the support of millions of people around the world, we don't have to sit by helplessly and see a disaster unfold before us, wondering what on earth we can do. The gift of action is ours."

When children are caught in civil wars, when earthquakes destroy homes and villages, when AIDS and other diseases shatter families and communities - the volunteers of Doctors Without Borders are there. Their mission is simple - to bring life-saving care to the world's neediest people and to speak out when the rights of the people in their care are abused or violated.

M#65533;decins Sans Fronti#65533;res, known in English as Doctors Without Borders and by its volunteers as MSF, is the world's largest independent medical humanitarian relief organization. Every year, more than 3,000 MSF volunteers and 12,000 local men and women bring medical aid to people in more than 70 countries.

In Healing Our World , David Morley presents his own story and the stories of other MSFers who have volunteered in some of the most dangerous and forgotten corners of the world - the Congo, El Salvador, Chechnya, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Afghanistan, southern Africa. These are stories about healing and helping people, about making the world a better place - stories filled with sorrow and hope, anger and idealism, determination and passion.

The words and experiences - good and bad - of MSF volunteers who come from all over the world and every walk of life.
Information about MSF's history, how it selects its volunteers and decides where to send them. Includes photographs from the field.
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008, c2007
ISBN: 9781554550500
Branch Call Number: j610.6 MOR NVD
Characteristics: vi, 121 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm

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sat_a2z
Aug 22, 2011

Amazing stories of skilled professionals who leave behind the comforts of our world to help others deal with health problems, starvation, and hunger, hopelessness.

allydo5 Apr 14, 2009

great book. sounds like an awesome organization.

anoudconda Apr 07, 2009

it was reallly nonfiction type

jasperrox Apr 06, 2009

i found this book extremely informative and eye opening!!!

nikkiunderstars Apr 02, 2009

Inspirational and amazingly amazing.

ImDATEINYOURMOM Apr 01, 2009

u cant heal the world u big silly gosses with jelly in the middle

taylor2 Apr 01, 2009

wowowowow

sk Mar 30, 2009

This book was extremely boring! There were just words and words. I was so glad to finish it. A few pictures were included but they were black and white and it would've been better in colour. Plus since it was written by a doctor who is apart of the program, I was hoping it would include more experiences.

jil14 Mar 30, 2009

This book was really boring and I couldn't wait to finish it. Some of the pictures were a bit disturbing too. Coloured pictures would have been better.

vc_angel Mar 30, 2009

All right, but not THAT cool. I gave it an average, which means its not in one of my favs.

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sk Mar 30, 2009

A book about the organization "Doctors without Borders" This book is written by David Morley who is a part of the organization. He knows exactly what it is like and he shares his experiences with everyone. An eye opening book about poverty and third world countries.

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